Football Schedule Features Six Home Games
In its centennial year - and first in Conference USA - North Texas has six home games this season. The schedule includes three home games against schools from Texas for the first time since 1994: Rice (Oct. 31), Texas-El Paso (Nov. 9) and Texas-San Antonio (Nov. 23).
Season and individual-game tickets for the Mean Green's inaugural season in Conference USA are on sale, and begin at just $50. Click here to purchase new tickets online, or call the North Texas Athletic Ticket Office at 940-565-2527. Use our interactive Apogee Stadium seating chart to see ticket prices and views from every section in the stadium.
The annual Homecoming Tailgate will take place on Nov. 9 at Victory Plaza south of Apogee Stadium prior to the game against Texas-El Paso. This year, North Texas is offering three Tent and Ticket Packages, each of which include a tent, tables, chairs and tickets to the game. Tailgaters can bring their own food or have their tailgate catered by one of seven preferred caterers. Click here for complete information on the Homecoming Tailgate, including Tent and Ticket Package details, prices, catering information, tailgating guidelines, maps and more, or call 940-369-5382 to make reservations.
Apogee Stadium Parking
There are three parking areas available to fans on game day at Apogee Stadium: the lot on the west and north sides of the stadium (Green Lot), the lots east of Apogee and nearby Victory Hall (Red/Blue Lot), and the lot around Fouts Field (Orange and ADA Lots).
The Green, Red and Blue Lots are for Mean Green Club members with a parking pass, designated for the lot assigned to the member according the to Mean Green Priority Point System.
The Orange Lot is a cash lot open to the general public at a cost of $10 per parking spot. From this lot, fans can access Apogee Stadium via the Pedestrian Bridge across 35E, which empties fans at the north end of the stadium near Gate 3.
The ADA Lot, located in the southwest end of the Fouts Field lot, is available for handicapped fans on a first-come, first-served basis. Shuttle buses run from the ADA Lot to Apogee before games, return fans to the lot after the game, and are available to for those needing ADA assistance and one additional accompanying person. Prior to the game, the buses will drop fans at Apogee Stadium's Gate 2 or, for those wishing to tailgate, at the northeast Victory Hall parking lot. After the game, the service will pick up only at Gate 2 and drop off at the ADA parking lot.
Traffic Route Changes For 2013
A few changes have been made to the pre-game traffic routes to the Apogee Stadium parking lots, specifically to the Red, Orange, and ADA lots. Fans will now be able to use the exits at North Texas Boulevard; however, the North Texas Boulevard bridge over 35E will be closed to all traffic for two hours prior to the game.
For complete directions and maps to each lot, visit the interactive Apogee Stadium Parking Map.
Men's Basketball Opens Season November 1
The Mean Green make their debut in Conference USA this season, and this year's schedule features 16 home games headlined by a pair of three-game homestands, December 15-21 and January 4-11, when North Texas begins league play against Southern Mississippi on January 9. A year ago, the Golden Eagles finished 25-9.
North Texas will be tested in non-conference play on the road against Oklahoma (in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic), Brigham Young, and Texas A&M. The Mean Green will host UTEP (18-14 in 2012-13) and East Carolina (18-12 last year) in a rugged home league slate.
Women's Basketball Faces Rugged Schedule In 2013-14
The North Texas women face a brutal non-conference schedule this season leading into their first foray into Conference USA. The season tips off on November 9 against UM-Kansas City before national power Texas A&M pays a visit on November 11.
The Mean Green will also face regional rivals UTA (in Arlington December 4) and SMU (at the Super Pit December 21), and on December 29 will host Missouri State, which has qualified for the NCAA Tournament 13 times since 1991.
This year, the Super Pit will be the site of the North Texas Tournament, November 23-24 and featuring Abilene Christian and Bethune Cookman.
The Mean Green open league play on January 8 on the road against preseason favorite Middle Tennessee, and open the home portion of their C-USA schedule on January 15 against Marshall.
Mean Green All-Access
MeanGreenSports.com has joined forces with the CBSSports.com College Network to create Mean Green Access.
Mean Green Access will stream more North Texas athletic events than in ever before, as well as giving Mean Green fans easy access to video content from other Conference USA schools.
The new video service is part of the C-USA Digital Network, which combines streaming audio and video content from all 12 member institutions to provide the most thorough coverage of Conference USA athletics.
Sign-up now to access live-game broadcasts, exclusive behind-the-scenes video, game highlights, original programming and press conferences from 25 men's and women's sports across C-USA, with additional coverage from conference postseason events.
North Texas fans can subscribe to just Mean Green content or to the programming from the full network. Click here for more information.
Soccer Team Seeks 20th-Straight Winning Season
North Texas will try to extend its 19-year streak of winning seasons against a rugged schedule, and will look for a fourth berth in the NCAA Tournament in its first season in Conference USA.
As it did a year ago, North Texas will play nine home games at the Mean Green Soccer Stadium this season, headlined by a meeting against top-20 power Oklahoma State on September 22.
This year's slate also features games with 13 opponents from Texas or neighboring states and nine contests against teams in the RPI Top 100 last year. For more information, click here for the complete North Texas Soccer Fan Guide.
New Coach Leads Volleyball Team Into C-USA
The Mean Green embark on their first season in Conference USA with a new coach at the helm. Coach Andrew Palileo, late of Ohio State where he was an assistant coach for two years, brings an extensive resume of experience in the Big-10 and Pac-12 conferences.
Coach Palileo's first campaign begins August 30 in Los Angeles at the Loyola Marymount Tournament, where North Texas will face host LMU, Albany, and national-powerhouse UCLA, which won the national championship in 2011.
North Texas also faces rugged competition at the Houston Tournament September 20-21, where it will meet LSU, Houston, and Baylor.
The first home game is September 3 against local rival UTA. North Texas has 13 home games this season, all played at the North Texas Volleyball Center, located in the Mean Green Village. For more information, click here for the complete North Texas Volleyball Fan Guide.
Mean Green Club
The Mean Green Club raises funds for North Texas athletic scholarships. As tuition costs continue to rise, the need for increasing membership rises as well. Donations to the Mean Green Club help support nearly 350 North Texas student-athletes each year, and provide them with the best collegiate experience possible. As we continue to progress as a department, growth in the Mean Green Club is vital.
Members receive exclusive access to North Texas Athletics and year-long benefits such as invitations to member-only events, the best parking and seating available, and so much more. Mean Green Club membership and season-ticket purchases also increase your Priority Points, which are awarded for donations, consecutive-season ticket purchases and longevity of membership within the Mean Green Club. Click here for information on becoming a member.
Beth Marie's Junior Mean Green Club
North Texas fans, get started early in support of your Mean Green! The Beth Marie's Junior Mean Green Club is perfect for young fans to experience special opportunities and join all the excitement of North Texas athletics! Children 15 years of age or younger can join the Beth Marie's Junior Mean Green Club. Annual membership is only $20 per child. Click here for details on how to sign up your child.
Mean Green Radio Network
The Mean Green Radio Network broadcasts North Texas football and basketball games on KHYI 95.3 FM The Range and KNTU-FM 88.1. The MGRN broadcast team is led by North Texas alumnus and top-rated sports talk show host George Dunham of 1310-AM, KTCK - The Ticket and Hank Dickenson, the Mean Green's Deputy Athletic Director. Click here to listen live.